Research Data Consulting

Research Data Consultation Group

RDCG is a University-wide group that helps you and your research group throughout the data lifecycle. The Research Data Consultation Group brings together specialists from around campus who consult with researchers and labs on their data management needs. Consultants have answered questions about how to write a data management plan, how to clean data, where to store data, and more. This group includes contributors from Center for Science and Social Science Information, Cushing-Whitney Medical Library, Digital Scholarship Services (DHLab and StatLab), Metadata and Technical Services, and Preservation, as well as experts from ITS, the Center for Research Computing, Center for Teaching and Learning, and other Yale units.

RDCG Operating Principles

  • Consultants respond professionally and in a timely manner to requests for assistance with the creation or implementation of data management plans.
  • Consultants treat information in grant proposals as confidential and do not share specific information outside the RDCG group.

RDCG Service Limitations

  • The RDCG does not provide advice on legal or compliance issues.
  • The RDCG offers services without any specific guarantee of funding success.


The RDCG covers all disciplines and its membership includes experts in data management, metadata, information technology, and preservation as well as domain expertise in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.The consultants are responsible for responding to requests for research data management planning and services across the university. Members of this team will respond to requests according to their areas of expertise.

Kayleigh Bohémier is the Science Research Support Librarian for Astronomy, Geology & Geophysics, and Physics at the Center for Science and Social Science Information. She has expertise in file organization, research data, and scientific communication/research impact. Bohémier has collaborated on the Manage or Muerte workshop series with other RDCG consultants and is an active participant in data best practices education at Yale. She is one of the 2 interim Co-Chairs of RDCG.
Euan Cochrane is the Digital Preservation Manager for Yale University Library. He is responsible for the provision of digital preservation services across campus and has special interested in software preservation and emulation and reproducibility of computationally dependent research.
Catherine DeRose is the Manager for the Yale Digital Humanities Lab, and is an RDCG contact for researchers who are in the humanities or are working with humanities data. She meets with students and faculty for project consultations and also collaborates with colleagues in Digital Scholarship Services to teach workshops on platforms for data visualization, social network analysis, and mapping. 
Paul DiBello joined Yale in 2008 as the Associate Director of Research Administration Systems, and subsequently held the positions of Director of ERP and Research Enterprise Systems, Director of Solution Management, and Director of Development & AYA Systems. Prior to Yale, Paul developed informatics laboratory solutions for Genaissance Pharmaceuticals and PGx Health. Paul holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed his postdoctoral work at Yale University. 
Joshua Dull is the Research Data Support Specialist for Digital Scholarship Services within the Yale University Library. Working out of the Center for Science and Social Science Information, Joshua works closely with the StatLab and subject librarians to provide research data support to faculty and staff through instruction and consultations. Joshua brings expertise in data visualization, linked open data, data mining, and research data cleaning, transformation, and curation to the RDCG. With a background in the arts, Joshua’s interests include the intersection of Art and Data, open data initiatives, data literacy instruction, and baking. 
Joan Emmet is the Yale University Library’s (YUL) Licensing & Copyright Librarian.  She spearheads the review of licenses and contracts for YUL’s electronic resources and fields a wide variety of copyright questions from the Yale community.
Themba Flowers, Director of Digital Scholarship, CSSSI
Lauren Kerrigan, IT Associate Director, Medicine & University IT Partners
Peter Leonard serves as the Director of the Digital Humanities Lab at Yale University Library. He has a background in Art History and Literature. 


Kaylea NelsonComputational Research Support Analyst, YCRC
Youn Noh, Metadata Librarian, YUL
Kate Nyhan is a medical librarian and an RDCG contact for researchers on the medical campus. As well as answering questions and making referrals, Kate teaches research data management workshops. Kate can also discuss issues in biomedical and clinical data sharing, reporting standards, and reproducibility.
Miriam Olivares is the GIS Librarian at the Center for Science and Social Science Information. She has over 18 years of experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and data, especially in interdisciplinary research. She works with dozens of academic departments to discuss immediate geospatial needs, long-term GIS research planning, and geospatial data management.
Jonathan Olmsted is the Statistical Support Services Manager for the StatLab. He helps researchers and learners with data analytic problems which sometimes includes pointing them to instructional materials or matching them with a consultant for in-depth support. Jonathan held a similar support position at Princeton University and has a background in social science.

Advisory Group

An advisory group guides the projects of the RDCG and facilitates referrals and connections.
  • Lisa D’Angelo, Assistant Provost for Research
  • Paul DiBello, Director of Research Technology Services, ITS Research Technologies
  • Themba Flowers, Director of Digital Scholarship, CSSSI
  • Dale Hendrickson, Director of Library Information Technology, YUL
  • Michelle Hudson, Empirical Services and Assessment Librarian, Law Library
  • Melanie Maksin, Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs, CSSSI
  • Youn Noh, Metadata Librarian, YUL
  • Jill Parchuck, Associate University Librarian for Science, Social Science, and Medicine, CSSSI
  • Limor Peer, Associate Director for Research, Institution for Social and Policy Studies